Myself and my boyfriend will be arriving to Auckland in late November and we have 1 year working holiday visas. We want to spend approx 2 months travelling before we work. Our ideal plan is to spend a week in Auckland and then ideally hire/buy a campervan or car to travel around. As we are flexible on dates and length of stay we dont want to book our whole itinerary but I am noticing a lot of posts mentioning activities geting booked out over the summer - and I have noticed there aren't many rental campervans available now. We have a modest budget so we can afford a decent car rental with accomodation or a cheap campervan.
So my questions are:
1. Are we best hiring a campervan or car?
2. Are we best putting in place now a fixed itinerary or can we leave it flexible regarding accommodation and activities.
Basically we want to cover the whole country and most activites - we enjoy moderate adventure stuff as well as wine tours :)
Thanks in advance for any advice!